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James McSlam: James McCann gives White Sox series win over Astros with tie-breaking grand slam

James McSlam: James McCann gives White Sox series win over Astros with tie-breaking grand slam

James McGrand? James McSlam?

Whatever. The White Sox will take the series win over one of the best teams in baseball.

A day after they split a doubleheader, the White Sox and Astros played a wild one on the South Side, tied at 9 with nearly 30 combined hits in the bottom of the eighth. With the bases loaded and two outs, James McCann did this:

 McCann's 13th homer of the year might have been his biggest, a go-ahead salami to beat the Astros and give his team a series win.

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Chuck Garfien on Yasmani Grandal signing with the White Sox

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Chuck Garfien on Yasmani Grandal signing with the White Sox

SportsTalk Live is at the United Center for Blackhawks Authentic Fan Night. David Haugh, Charlie Roumeliotis and Scott King join Kap on the panel.

0:00 - The Blackhawks look to get back in the win column with the Lightning in town.

5:00 - Chuck Garfien joins Kap to talk about Yasmani Grandal signing with the White Sox. How much will this help the Sox sign more free agents? Plus the panel discusses how much this improves Willson Contreras' trade value as the Cubs reportedly shop him.

17:00 - Chase Daniel said Mitch Trubisky looked great in practice. Will that translate to the game on Sunday?

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White Sox Talk Podcast: White Sox sign Yasmani Freakin' Grandal

White Sox Talk Podcast: White Sox sign Yasmani Freakin' Grandal

The White Sox got the Hot Stove off to a scorching start with the surprise signing of switch-hitting catcher Yasmani Grandal.

-How big of a deal is this? (1:30)

-Could the Grandal signing help sign other free agents? (8:20)

-Rick Hahn speaks about the signing (13:00)

-Grandal talks about why he signed with the White Sox (16:00)

-What does this mean for James McCann? (17:50)

-Flu-ridden Ryan McGuffey calls in from his sick bed to share his thoughts on Grandal (25:00) and more.

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